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Schneider Electric connects Nike Soweto Marathon to Paris

The already heavy winning purse of prize money for this year’s Nike Soweto Marathon has been further amplified by Schneider Electric, one of the key sponsors of the race, with an all-expenses paid trip to an international race. 

In addition to the R100,000 cash prize rewarded to the winning male and female in the 42.2 kilometer open category, the global specialist company in energy management will be flying the winners off to compete in the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon in April 2015. 

This amazing prize will further elevate the status of the Nike Soweto Marathon while connecting the winners to an international event which boasts some 50,000 participants and unprecedented international media exposure.

Ntombi Mhangwani, Marketing and Communications Director for Schneider Electric says, “This is a great prize which demonstrates how we as an international company can leverage our partnerships through global experiences.  Schneider Electric wants to make the Soweto Marathon a unique experience for the runners as well as its customers and employees who will cover the icon race in Soweto together, in a spirit of solidarity and friendship.”

Schneider Electric has this year joined a number of organisations to revive the Nike Soweto Marathon which will be hosted on November 2 in Johannesburg, featuring a 10 kilometer, 21.1 kilometer and 42.2 kilometer race, and organized by Central Gauteng Athletics and the Soweto Marathon Trust.

“There is a very strong link between our values as a company and the spirit of the Soweto Marathon, which are to care, connect, challenge and commit, and as with running you need to embrace the same values.”

The company also looks forward to the near future where they can make the Nike Soweto Marathon the first energy positive race in South Africa.

Registration for the Nike Soweto Marathon is open online at www.sowetomarathon.com or in store at Nike Stores at The Zone @ Rosebank and Sandton City Mall, the Orlando Community Centre in Soweto, Run AWay Store in Pretoria, and The Sweat Shops in Johannesburg and Pretoria. 

There are 7,000 spots available for each race, and prize money totaling R700,000. 
Each registered runner will receive a race pack including their race number and a free commemorative t-shirt. 

For further information on the race visit www.sowetomarathon.com . 

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